September 13, 2018

ATS Rethinking Addiction: Creating Change

The purpose of Rethinking Addiction is to bring citizens from all facets of our community to come together and work on the most effective, impactful strategies and initiatives related to the public health crisis of addiction.

This year, we're focusing on driving change in our community. We're bringing together a fantastic panel of local coalition leaders and local speakers to help educate our community and support work that's being done across our region.


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September 23, 2018

Safe Spaces Family Recovery Network Meeting

Safe Spaces Family Recovery Network: Honoring all pathways to recovery Reducing the stigma of substance use disorder in Montmorency County Creating a safe, judgement free support network for families, children and recovering people Providing monthly education for families, children and recovering people

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  • Fact:  Michigan had 2,335 overdose deaths in 2016. 1,689 were opioid-related, up from 1,275 opioid-related deaths in 2015.
  • Fact:  MAPS Data indicates 690,782 Controlled Substance Prescriptions were dispensed in MI equaling 47,943,624 units prescribed in 2016.
  • Fact:  On 4/29/17, National drug Take Back Day, Michiganians gave back 20,370 pounds of unused prescription pills, according to the U.S. DEA.
  • Fact:  There are over 23.5 million people in long-term recovery in the U.S. from a substance use disorder. People do recover and get well.
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